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While it is important to first focus on the most important skills like safety, there are many other parts of daily living that require skills and learning experience such eating, dressing, toileting, and personal hygiene. These skills may be taught by using a task analysis along with prompting and fading strategies. A Task Analysis breaks a difficult skill into a simple and easy to learn process that clinicians utilize to teach. Progress on each step of the process is measured to ensure that the skill is being accurately learned. Behavioral techniques which attempt to reward and motivate appropriate behavior while eliminating and decreasing the value of problem behavior are often used in the area of life skills. The needs and developmental level of the learner will go hand in hand with the specific skills targeted as well as the ABA procedures that will be utilized.
Functional Living Skills